By: SAM TONKIN
Source: Mail Online
A headteacher who racially abused staff and said ‘If we have any more Muslims in here it’s going to start looking like Al Jazeera’ while checking CVs has been sacked by a school.
Anupe Hanch, 49, who was in charge of Gearies Junior School, in Ilford, Essex, for seven years, also asked a pupil ‘Do you want to become a paedophile?’ and said she wanted to ‘chop off’ the head of one of her colleagues, a hearing was told.
In July 2010 she locked the assistant headteacher in her office for three hours and a year later got another staff member to place the jobs section of the Times Education Supplement on the assistant head’s desk every Friday.
Ms Hanch denied the allegations but a National College for Teaching and Leadership panel found them to be proven.
She was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct after the panel spent two weeks hearing evidence from witnesses.
A report published after the inquiry said Ms Hanch made racist remarks over Muslim colleagues taking the religious holiday of Eid off in September 2010.
The teacher said she was trying to encourage staff and children not to take religious holidays.
The panel determined on the basis of probabilities the allegation was proven saying it ‘did not find the racist nature of the alleged comment to be completely contrary to the nature of Ms Hanch, as she had suggested’.
She also insulted a Polish colleague and said she would like to ‘chop off’ the head of another staff member and ‘see her walking around headless’, the hearing was told.
When reviewing CVs for a job, Ms Hanch said: ‘If we have any more Muslims in here it’s going to start looking like Al Jazeera’, according to the report.